The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of prior knowledge of engineering material by students of metalwork technology education for effective practical work. To achieve this objective, a research question was used to guide the study and a hypothesis was formulated and test at 0.05 level of significance. Survey research design was considered suitable for this study. The study was carried out in Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. The population of this study comprised all 55 final year students and 13 lecturers in vocational and Technical Education Department. There was no sample all enter population of 68 was used. The instrument for data collection was a self structured questionnaire, which contained seventeen items. The result from the analysis of data collected indicated that there was no significance difference between the mean ratings of the group of respondents on impact of prior knowledge of engineering material of lecturers and students in all the seventeen items on knowledge of engineering materials in university. The findings of the study showed that the respondents agreed that the metalwork students need all 17 knowledge of engineering material identified. Based on findings and discussion, conclusions were drawn and recommendations made, as the knowledge of engineering materials should be a one of core course in technical education in university.
by Akegbejo, David A. | Ikuesan Daniel A. | Oyeka Nzubechukwu "Impact of Prior Knowledge of Engineering Materials by Students of Metalwork Technology Education for Effective Practical Work"
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-2 , February 2019,
Paper URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/engineering/other/21409/impact-of-prior-knowledge-of-engineering-materials-by-students-of-metalwork-technology-education-for-effective-practical-work/akegbejo-david-a
Knowledge, Engineering Material, Practical Process, Metalwork